|Version 1.34 -- Persistent serial numbers, improved log screen, repeat
|Version 1.33 -- ADIF logging is here!|
|Version 1.32 -- Flawed; please use 1.32.1... adds slash 0 support in
conjunction with PSKSBW 1.07|
|Version 1.31 -- Save/load options to a file (good for troubleshooting); print macro
cheat sheet from Macro Palette|
|Version 1.30 -- Use ^. to switch to RX with CWID|
|Version 1.29 -- Use FCC database on your hard drive (read the manual for instructions)|
|Version 1.28 -- automatically start/close PTT programs (requires V3 of PTT programs)|
|Version 1.27 fixes some problems with shrinking windows and adds support for Buckmaster
|Version 1.26 fixes minor problems and add support for external PTT keying (check out
KPTT/YPTT on the download page).|
|Version 1.25 fixes the RCV button to work like ^\ and adds Flying Horse CDROM lookup
|Version 1.24 makes all receive switchovers visible (you can select the character used).
This means there is no longer any difference between ^0, ^R, and ^\. Also, this version
prohibits you from entering ^0s that don't make sense. Options to start up with all
|Please be sure the PSKGNR window is active before attempting to use PSKGNR commands!|
|Version 1.23 adds QRZ CDROM lookup capabilities|
|Version 1.22 adds word buffering and callsign palette (both optional, of course).|
|There is now a manual - a little
better than the old readme file.|
|Replace ^0 in your macros with ^\ if you want to see a backslash to mark where you
switch to receive.|
|More new features: improved macro palette, international call sign servers, shift-click
buttons same as right-click, copy calls to clipboard for logging, setting call clears
name, friendlier macro names|
|New features: call sign/name in status bar (click to set, shift click to clear). Also
click on TX to switch transmit mode on/off and click on BPSK/QPSK to change mode. Change
callsign lookup URL (on the F12 screen).|
|I have one report of F11 not working with PSK31SBW -- please report this along with your
OS, PSK31 version, etc. Do not report F11 not working with PSK31EVM!
Unless, of course, you know why it doesn't work! If F11 works with your copy of PSK31EVM
you should report that!|
|Now works (sort of) with EVM. F11 doesn't work with EVM and I don't know why (no EVM
|Never let it be said that I'm not for free choice! If you turn on the "Use PSK31
keys" option, you can use PSK31's FKeys to control PSK31 and the "standard"
PSKGNR FKeys are control keys. The default is off, so if you have gotten used to PSKGNR
the way it has been, everything still works the same. New in 1.17 - Use the arrow keys for
PSK31 control if you like and hide the buttons if you like. 1.18 adds support for up/down
|Some of you have asked about supporting this effort. I'm not looking for money for this
program. However, if you insist on doing something, consider making a donation to the St. Jude's Children's Research
Hospital which helps kids (often at no charge) who have leukemia and cancer. My dad
died from leukemia and this was his favorite charity -- they are good folks there and
leukemia is a tough illness for anyone, especially a child. Don't send any money to
me! Send it right to St. Jude's! If you like, you can make the gift in memorial of Cecil
Williams, but that's strictly up to you. Thanks for helping.|
Current version is 1.34.0 -- if you have an earlier version you just need
pskbare.zip and use it to replace your PSKGNR.EXE file.
If you have the VB6 runtime environment, you probably only need this file: pskbare.zip.
This contains the latest version.
If you need the entire environment, you'll need to jump to this page and download the
two disk set. This contains V 1.34.0.
For either set of files, go to the download page and pick a mirror close to you.
Download page: http://wd5gnr.virtualave.net/pskgnrv.htm
If you aren't sure which one to get, get the 2 disk set as it will work in all cases.
Then, after running Setup, download pskbare.zip and replace the pskgnr.exe file you got
from the original installation.
I am no longer placing the entire documentation in the readme.htm file. Instead, read
the manual. If you want a local
copy, use File | Save As in your Web browser to save it to your disk.
PSKGNR V1.34.0 5 Sept. 1999
PSKGNR is a front end for PSK31SBW.EXE V1.06 and above -- it may or may not work with other versions
or other software. It also seems to work with psk31evm V1.26. If you aren't familiar
PSK, skip to the bottom of this file.
* Type ahead
* Single-key call signs (yours and your partners')
* Transmit file
* 20 macro strings
* Serial number
* Current date time with GMT offset
* Remembers size/position of PSKGNR and PSK31SBW window
* Converts 0 to Ø
* Looks up callsigns on the Internet or CDROM
* Shows elapsed transmit time
I wrote PSKGNR for my own use and thought someone out there might enjoy it. If you
want to use it, it is free. If you don't like it, don't use it. It has turned out to be
I'm Al Williams, WD5GNR. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've been a ham for a long time (22 years) and a digital operator on and off since 1980.
You can find out more about me at http://www.al-williams.com/wd5gnr.
I am the same Al Williams that writes columns for Visual Developer and Web Techniques
magazines. I am also "that Basic Stamp guy". I've operated from Bay St. Louis,
MS; Starkville, MS; Austin, TX; Evansville, IN; and League City, TX.
My firm, AWC, provides developer training, hardware/software consulting services, and
microcontroller development tools. PSKGNR is not an AWC product, just something I threw
Operation is simple. The first time you run the program you'll need to set your call
(onTools | Options) also set the path to PSK31SBW.EXE and your time offset to GMT. You can
also set any macros you want. If you want spaces around things like call signs, you can
store spaces in the macro slots. You can also set your callsign by right-clicking the
When you run PSKGNR, it will find a running copy of PSK31SBW or it will run it for you.
Rearrange the windows so you can see both at once. PSKGNR remembers the size and position
you set for PSKGNR, and now remembers PSK31's position. If you don't like this behavior,
you can turn it off.
You can type into the box that appears in PSKGNR. When you hit Send or F9 (default),
PSKGNR begins sending to PSK31, switching it to transmit mode. Hit receive to switch
back when the text is complete.
Use Ins/Del to move the PSK31SBW RX frequency. You can also set an option that
allows you to use the arrow keys as in PSK31, but then you can't use them for editing.
For more info, check out the manual.
You can download the latest version of PSKGNR at http://www.al-williams.com/wd5gnr/pskgnr.htm.
If you have problems with PSKGNR, feel free to contact me. It is helpful if you tell
me what OS you are running (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, etc.), what version of
PSKGNR you are using, and what version of PSK31 you are using. Other details (memory,
etc.) are helpful too. You can email me from the PSK31 Help menu or at email@example.com.
This is software that implements PSK teletype with a Windows PC on a soundcard. PSK is
great because it is very narrow, and extremely immune to noise and QRM.
You can find out more about PSK and download the free software at http://www.kender.es/~edu/psk31.html.